Getting a provisional licence means you will finally be allowed to drive solo without a supervisor. It’s a great feeling of freedom and almost a necessity in a big state like Queensland where it’s difficult to rely on others or use public transport at all times.
But it’s important to remember that you will still be subject to certain restrictions as long as you carry the P1 or P2 licence and that progressing to an open licence is not as straight-forward as most people think. This article will cover.
The P1 licence is issued when you pass the Q-safe practical driving test. You must hold the provisional P1 licence for a minimum of 12 months before you can move on to the P2 (Green Ps) by completing the Hazard Perception Test.
You won’t be able to progress from the P1-stage if you are younger than 18 years old.
The P2 licence is issued when you pass
You must hold the provisional P2 licence for a minimum of 12 months before you can move on to an open licence, except if you are younger than 23 years old when you received the P1 licence. If you were younger than 23, you’ll have to hold the P2 licence for a minimum of 24 months.
Periods of disqualification, suspension, expiration and cancellation do not count towards the required minimum holding period.
Restrictions for provisional licence holders in Queensland:
There are also additional restrictions on P1 and P2 holders under a certain age.
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